[ ob-tuhnd ]
/ ɒbˈtʌnd /
verb (used with object)
to blunt; dull; deaden.
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Origin of obtund
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin obtundere to beat at, equivalent to ob- ob- + tundere to strike
OTHER WORDS FROM obtundob·tund·ent, adjectiveob·tun·di·ty, noun
Words nearby obtund
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Example sentences from the Web for obtunded
Madeira did not seem to be unconscious, but his senses were obtunded, and it was some minutes before he could sit up.Sally of Missouri|R. E. Young
But one phase of it seemed to reach his obtunded consciousness, for this made a direct inroad upon his bank account.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee|Florence Huntley
British Dictionary definitions for obtunded
/ (ɒbˈtʌnd) /
(tr) rare to deaden or dull
Derived forms of obtundobtundent, adjective, noun
Word Origin for obtund
C14: from Latin obtundere to beat against, from ob- against + tundere to belabour
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Medical definitions for obtunded
[ ŏb-tŭnd′ ]
To dull or blunt, especially sensation or pain.
Other words from obtundob•tund′ent adj.
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